It holds your spot in the program and is deducted from the final program fee. Please note the deposit is non-refundable.
For more detailed information on the total costs of the program, please visit our Sample Budget pages. Each city has their a sample budget of its own, to visit it, check out the location page of the city that you are interested in or use the following url :
Hong Kong Example: http://sagecorps.com/sample-budget-hong-kong
Just replace the city name at the end of the URL with your destination city
Depending on the source of funding, fellows have received between 20-80% of the program fees as scholarships.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis year-round. We will notify you when we receive your application.
You will see an immediate confirmation that your application has been received. You should then be hearing from us via email within 1-2 business days if you are selected for an interview. Within 2 weeks, you will hear about a final admissions decision.
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Please note: All binding admission applications will receive priority consideration for interviews. We review applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers on a rolling basis.
After the interview process, we will vet potential startups. For qualified candidates, we will try to extend a formal offer within 3 weeks of your interview. Binding admission applications will receive priority consideration for offers.
We are looking for rockstars. We love hackers, hustlers, designers and especially intelligent go-getters that aren't afraid of hard work. Students who are independent, self-confident and seek to challenge themselves do particularly well in our program.
No; many of the startups operate in English and all company CEOs are conversant English-speakers
Sage Corps can coordinate intensive language courses for interested Fellows
Sage Corps students apply from different majors, disciplines, and backgrounds. There is no one major that Sage Corps draws from. We encourage all applicants!
The difference between the Sage Corps and Leap Semester programs are the curricular pieces that accompany each. The Leap semester program is run in conjunction with our partner, Experience Institute, to incorporate online curriculum with the in person internship experience. Sage Corps students have the opportunity to either intern full-time at a startup company directly or take courses at a local university as a direct enroll student and intern part time on the side.
If your parents have questions, invite them to visit our parents page here
All students will interview with 1-2 startup companies before committing. Sage Corps takes information from your interview and connects you to a startup that is the best fit to your skills. Once you speak with the company, you are able to confirm or decline the invitation. If it's not a great match, we'll do our best to find another great one.
We'll look at your skills, major, interests, experiences, and goals to determine what might be the best role, and introduce you to a company that is looking to fill that void accordingly. you'll chat with the startup, see if it's the right fit. If it is, great! If not, we'll get you in touch with another company (or two or three) until we find the best fit for you. Of course, we cannot guarantee that any startup will take you - you need to receive an offer from the company. In the rare circumstance that we ultimately cannot place you in your assigned country, we can look at other cities, and as a last resort will issue a full refund.
For more information on our Host Startup visit our Startup Page
If you’re on the full time program, you can expect to be working 35-45 hours a week. For the part-time program, students can expect to work 15-20 hours a week.
Within the company, students tend to take one of three roles:
Each of these roles are very versatile and traditionally get exposure to every facet of the company.
There is no typical day at a startup! However, you will vary between working on project independently that are your assigned tasks, self-initiated projects, project with your team, and additional professional opportunity with C-level executive at a company.
The orientation events for each city vary depending on the city itself and also on what events are available at the time you are going abroad.
Here is a Sample Orientation Schedule for your reference.
Examples of weekly events that you can expect over the course of your program are such as Networking Events, Tours & Presentations at Startup Accelerators, Roundtable Meetings, City-specific Festivals, and other social activities.
For more examples, check out the samplie itinerary on each city page
We ask that all startups provide a stipend for each student in order to compensate them for their time, however, many startups are strapped for cash and may not be able to provide a stipend. During your interview, you’ll be able to note your preference for compensation.
We send cohorts of 10-20 students to each city. Outside of the work day, you and the other cohort members can explore as much as you'd like - whether that's going out to dinner, exploring the culture, or traveling outside of the city over a weekend.
There are 1-2 Sage Corps Fellows per startup, but each company may have other local or global interns that they are bringing onto the team.
Past interns have gained a variety of experiences from the program. They've developed hard skills like practical experience with coding, data analytics, content development, or business development and sales. They have also developed soft skills like communication, task management, cross cultural understanding, and flexibility. Beyond the skills students have gained the ability to network and promote themselves to future their professional and personal goals.
We have many! But almost every student from the program walks away with a new and unique experience that they can bring to future endeavors, whether that is back to class, their next internships, or pursuing full time opportunities.
Yep! Obviously that differs based on the startup, but there are absolutely opportunities for future connections.
We have alumni who are across the globe, who are taking part in startups, Fortune 500 companies, or pursuing further education. It is a great network that is very connected.
There is a very active Sage Corps alumni network! Our alumni from universities and cities across the global connect, share experiences with future Fellows, and connect to expand their global networks. This can be on an individual mentorship basis, webinars on how-to get into a particular professional field, or even recruitment for existing employment opportunities. It’s a great way to continue growing both personally and professionally.
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